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Matco Tools Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Working at Matco"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I T in Stow, OH
    Current Employee - I T in Stow, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matco Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over 20 years. It's a great place to work, but unless you have a bachelors or masters degree, don't expect much movement.

    Cons

    The longer you're here, the lower your annual % raise is ... no matter how good of a job you're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  2. "Working at Matco Tools (employee - NOT a Distributor)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Matco Tools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are good team players.

    Cons

    The top managers are completely disconnected with the rest of the company. The regularly held (and mandatory) company meetings are mostly used to make themselves look good. They have an excuse ready for any missed goal. When I asked my direct manager about the upcoming projects I typically got a 'I don't know; I don't have any idea or I am just a soldier not a general' answer. Because there is no VISION there is a general lack of motivation from most workers. This place is only safe for junior people or those who have been with the company for ages. Even with a great resume, if you are middle-aged, look somewhere else. They will spend millions on outside resources but will get rid of you without even checking your skills to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to the comments of Matco's distributors is not enough. Saying how bad the competitor's products are is not the best way to motivate us. IF YOU HAVE ANY, share the company goals with the lower managers.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Good if your boss is good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Employee in Stow, OH
    Current Employee - Former Employee in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matco Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Good Pay
    2. Good benefits
    3. You will be treated well if your boss is good

    Cons

    1. You can never get your work done in 40 hours of a week. Plan on spending 60 hours a week at least if you work here.
    2. People quit often. How does it affect other employees? You end up picking up the job of 2 people. And this happens almost 9 months out of a year.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  4. "Show them the money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Management in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Matco Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Danaher's stock (Matco's then & former parent company). Great business model for stockholders, of which all Management positions are.

    Cons

    Con is a great way to title this section. Everything else is a con for the individual, especially from the work/life balance. But who cares about that when the share price keeps going up and more acquisitions are made with profits instead of reinvestments.

    Advice to Management

    None - keep up the great work executing the Danaher bossiness model. We, and all Management positions are, stockholders love it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "credit correspondent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free food all the time, building relationships with the distributors, meeting antron brown, holiday parties, holidays off. nice vacation time and sick time to use for dr's appt.

    Cons

    not being fair, not being honest, showing favoritism, lying about promotions, do not trust anyone, management has no clue how to treat everyone fair they treat people with seniority with favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    always be fair, be honest, don't be racist, give a real opportunity for advancement and not just pass along busy work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Declining"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Store Manager in Stow, OH
    Former Employee - Mobile Store Manager in Stow, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Matco Tools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level job. Good for fresh out of school professional experience and salary with a decent benefits package but that is about it.

    Cons

    Many of the reviews I have read sound disgruntled but I will say there is a lot of truth behind the poor ones and the good ones stink of "corporate". When I first started with this company I swore by the people and the product and the philosophy but it was a different company then. Over the years there has been a steady decline in moral internally. Many great young minds have been ousted because of aging upper management fearing for their jobs. The company is run extremely lean. I have seen people let go just to have their entire workload dumped in the lap of others with no raise stamped as "temporary" but truthfully having no replacement in mind. Good employees are leaving in droves in search of the pay they actually deserve and most are much happier elsewhere. In simple terms if you work here you're most likely getting underpaid, that is unless you hold the position of a director, in which case your bonus is based on how good you are at undercutting your respective department budget. I personally worked my way from the ground up from the responsibility of showing up on time and answering phone calls to being in charge of almost $300k worth of tool truck and inventory and managing a territory for literally $1.50 more than what I started with. Do they promote from within? Sure, sometimes. Will they pay you competitively? Not if they can help it.

    Advice to Management

    You get more bees with honey than vinegar.


  7. "Distributor 2000-2004"

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    Former Employee - Distributor in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Former Employee - Distributor in South Lake Tahoe, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Matco Tools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Self employment, flexible hours, business model established

    Cons

    Extending personal credit to strangers

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Franchise Dealer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Matco Tools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Owning you own business is satisfying.

    Cons

    Management lacks support, and no longer cares about their distributors.

    Advice to Management

    Take care over your dealers instead of worrying about recruiting and your bonus plans.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Look beyond"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Franchise Owner in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Franchise Owner in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Matco Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have great products. The name is reputable when you try to sell it.

    Cons

    They are all about money higher up and forget about the franchise owners and customers

    Advice to Management

    Less tiers. More contact with the real workers


  10. "District manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Matco Tools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel in your local territory

    Cons

    Upper management changes focus monthly

    Advice to Management

    Have regional managers trained


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